A lot of people shy away from HIIT because they think you have to be super fit to take part in classes or incorporate into your training. However, you can adapt a lot of exercises and make it suitable for all fitness levels.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This is short periods of intense or explosive anaerobic exercise typically anything from 20 seconds to 45 seconds of work with short rest intervals. Its all about bursts of maximum effort! 20/30 minutes is more than sufficient for HIIT training due to the intensity of training.
Why do HIIT?
- Great way to maximize a workout if you are short on time
- Improves stamina
- Increases your strength
- Decreases bodyfat
- Helps strengthen bones
- Increased aerobic capacity
- You can do the workout anywhere
- No equipment is needed but equally can be added to mix it up
You can take part in a HIIT class or do it yourself in one of our zones on the gym floor. Using bodyweight or weights and gym equipment to mix it up a little bit. There are so many options and exercises you can use, it never gets boring.
An example of a HIIT session:
40 seconds work / 15 seconds off x 3 rounds
Walk out with shoulder taps
Always ensure you warm up properly before jumping straight into a HIIT workout to help prevent injuries. For any help with this just ask one of the gym team and we will be more than happy to help or write a HIIT workout specifically for you!
Join Kim in our fun HIIT class every Thursday 18.30-19.00 😊